Monday, December 1, 2008

T-Pain's Variety of Spelling

I will admit that I have no idea who T-Pain is and I know nothing about his music but I do find his version of spelling quite interesting. His new album cover is pictured at left. The spelling that caught my eye was not the phonemic spelling of the "s" in the word RINGZ (which I believe is fairly common for musical artists of certain genres these days) but the semiotic use of the "3's" for the letter "E's" in the word THREE. I love the creativity. Though maybe he should have used one "E" and one "3" to better go along with the name of the album.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can say that the T in T-pain originally meant Tallahassee. He is native to Tallahassee, Fl. He grew up in the Ridge Road neighborhood. The 3's instead of E I can't explain that.

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